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Ancient History Masters (MA)

Course Description

This course will introduce you to a range of different approaches to the study of the history of the Graeco-Roman world, combined with opportunities for specialisation in particular areas. Through your studies, you will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of ancient history to standards significantly superior to those expected of a final year undergraduate. You will have the opportunity to acquire and practise specific study skills, such as historiography, methodology, ancient and modern languages. The course will also prepare you to undertake original independent research in an aspect of ancient history.

Through core modules, 'Researching the Ancient World' and 'Approaches to Ancient History', you will be given a strong foundation in the skills and techniques necessary for effective research in this field. In addition, this course offers an annually changing menu of optional modules, which will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds down to the end of antiquity. Due to the flexible nature of this course, you can make your module choices according to your personal interests and aspirations. (Please note that module details may be subject to change.)

By studying a taught programme at masters level, you will further develop your academic skills in terms of communication, presentation and research. Postgraduates of all backgrounds are highly sought after by employers because they are able to demonstrate a stronger skills set, so this course will prepare you for a wide range of careers.

Visit the Ancient History Masters (MA) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Rebecca Cosgriff

828.jpg After completing a thoroughly enjoyable undergraduate course in the Classics Department at Nottingham, I decided to act upon the advice of the academic staff and continue my studies at MA level.

The Department offered me a range of exciting courses, and I was more than happy to stay in the effervescent, student-friendly city of Nottingham. I was already familiar with the excellent standards of teaching within the University, but I was particularly pleased by the individual attention I received as a postgraduate student, as well as the lively research environment in the Department – weekly postgraduate lunches where students and staff can chat informally about their research interests, regular visits by external speakers and plenty of social opportunities and support.

It is particularly rewarding to be able to engage in meaningful, one-on-one discussion with some of the most distinguished authorities in the country on the ancient world. Also, due to the wide ranging expertise of the staff within the Department, I can produce course work according to my own particular areas of interest. The masters courses here help develop an impressive range of professional skills while preparing you for further study.


Entry Requirements

Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in a relevant field. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Course Fees

Please see the University website for details

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